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Internships

The Campus Ministry (CM) interns are a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about inviting others into the exploration of spirituality.

They support the efforts of the Campus Ministry department in comprehensive programming to foster the spiritual lives of Santa Clara students. As student leaders, they are asked to represent the CM department to the SCU community, families, and friends in the office and at key university events.

As members of this program, CM interns gain friendships, personal and professional development, opportunities to get to know other students, faculty, and staff from different parts of the university, and are able to spend significant moments in conversation with peers about things that matter deeply to them.

All applications and recommendations due March 25 by Midnight.

Directions for applying

  1. Read through the general duties and expectations (below).
  2. Read through the SCU Campus Ministry Intern Contract for the 2018-2019 year.
  3. Read about the internships that interest you (below).
  4. Apply to the program by completing the online application.
  5. At the end of the application, submit your resume through the provided upload mechanism.
  • Organize events and activities, both internship-specific and general, that support the mission of the department
  • Invite students to participate in CM activities
  • Represent the Campus Ministry department at key university events
  • Be open and willing to meet with students to discuss their questions/interests with regards to CM offerings
  • Stay in regular communication (email and in person) with fellow interns and campus ministers.
  • Attend the various trainings and formation sessions offered for Campus Ministry Student Staff:
    • Spring Day of Reflection, Saturday, May 18, 2019.
    • Fall Formation and Training, September 11 - 13, 2019
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at SCU
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above and supply the coordinator with a great report at the start of every quarter
  • Must be in good judicial standing with the office of student life and the residential learning community (if applicable)
  • Must be able to follow expected time commitment (outlined below)
  • Must be willing to discuss religion and/or spirituality with peers and CM staff
  • Must be in continual formation, through conversation, reflection, action, prayer, or some other means, and meet regularly with fellow interns for communal formation.
  • Must be reliable, punctual, positive, responsible, flexible, resourceful, collaborative, and communicative
  • Must be able to solve problems and issues
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication
  • Must be willing and able to work effectively with a diverse population of team members and campus ministers with differing perspectives
  • Must have availability for a minimum of two hours a week during the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM each quarter
  • Must present herself/himself in a manner consistent with the values of the University in all forums including, but not limited to, online web environments such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Must have a history of good attendance and work habits
  • Must respect the confidentiality of all student records and information, university records, and other private information to which they have access.

Summary:

Ensures that the liturgy runs smoothly through the coordination of various ministers.

Requirements:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • The ideal candidate will have some experience in acolyte/altar serving ministry, should demonstrate a strong understanding of Roman Catholic Liturgy, and should be able to demonstrate strong volunteer recruitment and organizational skills.
  • Days/time needed will include Weekly Liturgy Planning Meeting/Breaking Open the Word, Office Hours/Liturgical Organizing, Sunday 6 & 9pm Liturgies and Regular 1-on-1s with supervisor, and other days/time as needed
  • Serve as resource and support for Liturgy Interns and Liturgical Ministers.
  • Assist Director of Liturgy and Music in Acolyte formation.
  • Participate in the rotation of Prayer Writers for the Prayers of the Faithful as needed.
  • Prepare Programs for Special Liturgies.
  • Serve as MC when requested for Special Liturgies: Welcome Weekend, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Golden Circle, Family Weekend, Triduum, and Commencement.
  • Maintain regular coordination with Director of Liturgy and Music and Liturgy Interns.
  • Arrive at Mission Church 45+ minutes before the Liturgy for Preparation and/or Rehearsal.
  • Touch base with each Liturgy Intern and provide support as needed.
  • Provide a graceful, hospitable presence in leading the Congregation in prayer and song.
  • Serve as a minister to the ministers.
  • Assist Liturgy Interns in post-liturgy organization (Books, hand-outs, etc.)
  • Encourage participation in Hospitality/Social following 9 PM Liturgy.
  • Assist Director in planning and presenting Liturgical Formation gathering.
  • Work with Director and Interns to plan and schedule prayer and social events for the Liturgical Ministers.

Summary:

The CLC President oversees the greater Christian Life Community through the Executive Council, recruitment, publicity, and administration

Requirements:

  • Must have been an active CLC member for at least one year
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed for CLC events

Detailed description:

  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Create and execute “big picture” goals for the CLC with the Director
  • Support and empower the rest of the CLC Executive Council by helping to plan weekly meetings, birthdays, prayer partners, regular reflection and outings, etc.
  • Attend to duties as President of CLC Club:  maintain registration and renewals, attend club meetings, ask ASG for funding, reach out to other clubs, etc.
  • Plan and update CLC calendar of events with the Director of CLC as needed.
  • Meet weekly with the Director of CLC
  • Serve as the “face” of CLC as needed
  • Recruitment:
    • Seek ways to engage students throughout campus to tell the story of CLC and invite them to register for a group throughout the year
    • Find ways to tell first year students about CLC as soon as they get to campus
    • Coordinate regular tabling for recruitment (primarily at the beginning of the year)
    • Organize recruitment at club fair, info nights, Sunday Masses, etc.
    • Successfully recruit members
  • Publicity:
    • Send out weekly emails to all of CLC detailing upcoming events and opportunities around campus
    • Manage the CLC Instagram page
    • Promote CLC events at Masses, tabling opportunities, and word of mouth around campus
  • Coordinate the taking of photos at CLC events
  • Organize Senior GRADitude night.

Summary:

As part of the Executive Council the CLC Community Building Coordinator develops and executes programming that encourages greater sense of community and helps each member of CLC to feel comfortable and welcome in our midst.

Requirements:

  • Must have been an active CLC member for at least a year
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed for CLC events

Detailed description:

  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Attend weekly Executive Council meetings
  • Attend weekly meetings with Director of CLC
  • Assist with recruitment activities, particularly at the beginning of the school year (tabling, after-Mass advertising, club fest, etc.)
  • Coordinate the “Community Committee” comprised of other members in CLC. Meet with that committee 4-5 times per quarter.
  • With the Community Committee, plan and execute activities that promote a deeper integration of all members of CLC
  •  Ideas:  BBQ, hiking, Olympic games, Casino night, dancing, bowling, bonfire, etc.  See sample below:
    • Fall:  BBQ, Initiation
    • Winter:  Line Dancing, Casino Night
    • Spring:  Bonfire, BBQ

Summary:

As part of Executive Council the CLC Leadership Formation Coordinator develops, forms, and cares for the CLC Small Group Leaders and their groups.

Requirements:

  • Must have been an active CLC member for at two years
  • Must have been a CLC Small Group Leader for at least a year
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed for CLC events

Detailed description:

  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Attend weekly Executive Council meetings
  • Attend weekly meetings with Director of CLC
  • Assist with recruitment activities, particularly at the beginning of the school year (tabling, after-Mass advertising, club fest, etc.)
  • Build a community of servant leaders (small group leaders) through retreat and formation gatherings.
  • Coordinate the “Formation Team” comprised of other CLC Leaders. Meet with that committee 4-5 times per quarter.
  • Recruit and select Formation Team members and group leaders
  • Formation Team Duties:
    • Plan and execute the New Small Group Leader Overnight Training
    • Train, form, care for, and serve the rest of the CLC Small Group Leaders
    • Organize 2-3 gatherings per quarter. For example:
      • Fall:  CLC leadership retreat, CLC leadership check-in
      • Winter:  CLC winter formation, CLC leadership service immersion
      • Spring:  CLC spring formation, CLC appreciation dinner
    • Check in with your assigned group leaders at least once per quarter
    • Visit your assigned groups once or twice each quarter
    • Troubleshoot challenges that may arise in small groups 
    • Assemble new/returning members as needed
    • Email leaders as needed

Summary:

As part of Executive Council the CLC Service and Social Justice Coordinator develops and executes programming that roots our community in direct service and social justice efforts and education.

Requirements:

  • Must have been an active CLC member for at least a year
  • Must have a valid US driver license and be comfortable transporting other students in the Campus Ministry van
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed for CLC events

Detailed description:

  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Attend weekly Executive Council meetings
  • Attend weekly meetings with Director of CLC
  • Assist with recruitment activities, particularly at the beginning of the school year (tabling, after-Mass advertising, club fest, etc.)
  • Coordinate the “Service and Social Justice Committee” comprised of other members in CLC. Meet with that committee 4-5 times per quarter.
  • With the Service and Social Justice Committee, plan and execute activities that help members to deepen their experience of God in the others, particularly in those that are pushed to the peripheries of our society and community.
  • Coordinate regular volunteering to CLC Community Service sites (such as Edenvale Elementary School). This may include driving other students to the sites in the Campus Ministry Van
  • Facilitate reflection around volunteer opportunities
  • Coordinate the “Social Justice Spotlight” that will go out in each of the weekly CLC emails
  • Organize 1-2 events/immersions per quarter may include: Edenvale Elementary School, Homeless Awareness, Hunger Banquet, etc.

Summary:

As part of the Executive Council the CLC Spirituality Coordinator develops and executes programming that helps members to grow in their spiritual lives through prayer, reflection, and discussion. .

Requirements:

  • Must have been an active CLC member for at least a year
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed for CLC events

Detailed description:

  • 6-8 hours per week
  • Attend weekly Executive Council meetings
  • Attend weekly meetings with Director of CLC
  • Assist with recruitment activities, particularly at the beginning of the school year (tabling, after-Mass advertising, club fest, etc.)
  • Coordinate the “Spirituality Committee” comprised of other members in CLC. Meet with that committee 4-5 times per quarter.
  • With the Spirituality Committee, plan and execute activities that help members to grow in their experience of God and their spiritual lives.
  • Organize 2-3 events per quarter. For example:
    • Fall:  Modern Spirituality Speaker Series, CLC Spirituality Night
    • Winter:  Modern Spirituality Speaker Series, CLC Spirituality Night
    • Spring:  Modern Spirituality Speaker Series, CLC Spirituality Night, End of the Year Mass

Summary:

Coordinates all aspects of Eucharistic ministry for Sunday evening liturgies and major university liturgies.

Requirements:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic with experience in Communion Ministry.

Detailed description:

  • Demonstrate strong volunteer recruitment and organizational skills.
  • Days/time needed will include weekly liturgy planning meeting/Breaking Open the Word, office hours/scheduling time, Sunday 6 & 9 pm liturgies and Eucharistic Minister (EM) preparation time, and other days/time as needed.
  • Meet regularly with mentor to plan, assess, and reflect.
  • Follow up with students interested in serving as EMs.
  • Recruit, schedule, and maintain communication with EMs.
  • Schedule EM volunteers. Complete scheduling within first two weeks of each quarter.
  • Consult with supervisor on EM needs for liturgies.
  • Compile and regularly update EM Roster.
  • Send e-mail reminders to volunteers 2 days before they are scheduled.Before liturgy
  • Arrive at Mission Church 35+ minutes before the liturgy for EM preparation time.
  • Facilitate preparation time/sign-ins.
  • Recruit substitutes as needed (THIS SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHENEVER POSSIBLE).
  • Walk EMs through ritual movement (i.e. gathering behind the altar table after Peace, receiving the sacred elements/bread and wine, distributing the Blessed Sacrament, returning vessels to side altar, going to the Sacristy to reverently consume remaining bread and wine).
  • During Mass, provide a graceful, hospitable presence in sharing the body and blood of Christ and offering blessings.
  • Station yourself at St. Joseph side altar and observe the flow of Communion Rite, refill bread and wine as needed, oversee post-communion clean-up.
  • Attend Hospitality/Social following the 9pm liturgy.
  • Assist the Director of Liturgy and Music in planning and presenting formation and training sessions for Eucharistic Ministers.
  • Plan and schedule prayer and social events for the Eucharistic ministers

Summary:

Fosters a spirit of welcome and inclusion before and after university liturgies.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • The ideal candidate will have a gracious and engaging presence, strong communication skills, and be able to demonstrate strong volunteer recruitment and organizational skills.
  • Recruit and maintain communication with Hospitality Ministers
  • Follow up with students who express interest in participating in Hospitality ministry
  • Recruit and schedule Hospitality Ministers
  • Consult with supervisor on hospitality needs for liturgies
  • Complete schedule of Hospitality Ministers within the first two weeks of the quarter and distribute to Hospitality Ministers
  • Send email reminders to Hospitality Ministers 2 days before they are scheduled to serve
  • Oversee hospitality needs at scheduled liturgies
  • Arrive at Mission Church 60 minutes prior to every liturgy
  • Position collection baskets under chairs (large basket goes under table with bread and wine)
  • Ask members of congregation to assist with the collection if there are not enough hospitality ministers
  • Assign/explain duties to Hospitality Ministers
  • Invite and instruct Hospitality Ministers for the procession of gifts (talk and walk thru):  1 for bread, 1 for wine, 1 for collection
  • Remove saran wrap from bread bowl and wine pitcher
  • Be aware when music inserts are required in addition to the song books
  • Remove ropes once opening song has started
  • Close main doors of church during the opening song
  • If the church feels hot/stuffy, open side doors for ventilation
  • During the collection (after the prayers of the faithful), ensure that all collection baskets are circulated
  • Gather the money from all the baskets into the large basket
  • Cue the 3 Hospitality Ministers to process with the gifts
  • After mass, take the large collection basket back into the sacristy
  • Pass out announcement sheets as people leave
  • Sort out the song books, collect any left behind in the chairs, and remove any inserts from the books
  • Attend Hospitality Social following the 9 pm Liturgy
  • Refresh names on the eight white crosses in front of the Mission Church on a quarterly basis

Summary:

Organizes and promotes Campus Ministry's interfaith engagement opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Willingness to cook meals for groups of people
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • Meet regularly with the campus minister responsible for religious diversity
  • Have a strong interest in cooperation and understanding across diverse religious traditions
  • With the campus minister, participate in planning, implementing and evaluating various interfaith activities on campus, including (but not limited to):
    • Leading the biweekly Interfaith Dinner Discussions, and creating other opportunities for dialogue and learning about different religions
    • The campus-wide Thanksgiving Interfaith Celebration and other prayer opportunities as appropriate
    • Organizing and collaborating with the Interfaith Student Council
  • Publicize and promoting such events through Facebook, announcements, tabling, etc
  • Partnering with Multifaith intern for celebration and/or commemoration of the holy days of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and other faith traditions, as appropriate
  • Partnering with OML/MCC & CSI for diversity programing outside of Campus Ministry
  • Provide ongoing input for Interfaith Newsletter
  • Help to oversee the Multifaith Sanctuary and Meditation Room, including regular assessments of supplies, status, and general upkeep of the space
  • Works 5-10 hours a week

Summary:

Coordinates and publicizes opportunities for meditation, mindfulness and movement on campus.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • Researches and maintains up-to-date information about the various offerings on campus
  • Curates a landing page on <<scu.edu/cm/mindfulness>> (making this up) with up to date resources promoting meditation, mindfulness,
  • Works in collaboration with partners across campus to sustain, expand, and publicize meditation offerings, including:
    • CAPS
    • Wellness Center
    • Ignatian Center
    • CM Graduate Assistants and other student staff
    • CM Spirituality Facilitators and other RLC staff, especially Cura RLC
    • Religious Studies
    • Relevant Student RSOs
  • Books room reservations for regular practices
  • Creates program to introduce various practices (yoga, tai chi, etc.)
  • Works approximately 5 hours a week

Summary:

Coordinates regular Misas en Español and supports other offerings at the intersection of faith and cultures.

Requirements:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic, rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition and demonstrate respect for other faith traditions.
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish and English), with the ability to read, write and speak in Spanish.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • Coordinate the monthly Misas en Español
    • Oversee publicity efforts (posters, posting, facebook, etc.)
    • Assist in recruitment of presiders and preachers
    • Recruit and prepare student volunteers (lectors, communion ministers, music)
    • Assist in preparation of  worship aid for each Misa
    • Serve as MC/Host for Misas
    • Assist with set-up and cleanup for each Misa
    • Procure and prepare hospitality (snacks, drinks, etc.)
    • Help connect Misa attendees with other resources for their spiritual growth
    • Facilitate assessment of program
  • Provide support for Guadalupe Celebration
    • Assist with hospitality and clean-up on day of event (Sunday before final exams)
    • Assist with other needs as arise
    • Be present and assist with Parish Visit
    • Be present for both (or at least one) rehearsal
  • Provide support for the Shrine of Remembrance with Religious Studies
    • Assist with the set-up and cleanup of the Shrine
    • Recruit volunteers to help with cleanup
    • Invite MeChA to collaborate
  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Assist with Sacramental Formation Intern Collaboration
    • Assist with publicity of various events outside of Misas  that are particular and inclusive of Catholic life, e.g. Taize, Reconciliation Services, Stations of the Cross
    • Assist with Prayer experiences and “Catholic Events”

Summary:

Organizes and promotes Campus Ministry's outreach to, engagement with, and support of students of all religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions.

Requirements:

  • Willingness to cook meals for groups of people
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • Meet regularly with the campus minister responsible for religious diversity
  • Have a strong interest in cooperation and understanding across diverse religious traditions
  • With the campus minister, participate in planning, implementing and evaluating various religious activities on campus, including (but not limited to):
    • Beginning of the year Ecumenical Student BBQ (in partnership with Christian Registered Student Organizations)
    • Yearly Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service
    • Meetings with the leaders of religious clubs (together or individually) to listen to concerns and ideas and to coordinate projects and events
    • Programming around the celebration and/or commemoration of the holy days of Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and other faith traditions, as appropriate
    • Planning and leading (when able) “Local Places of Worship” excursion experience
  • Publicize and promoting such events through Facebook, announcements, tabling, etc.
  • Provide ongoing input for Interfaith Newsletter
  • Partnering with Interfaith Intern for Interfaith programming and partnership with the OML/MCC
  • Help to oversee the Multifaith Sanctuary and Meditation Room, including regular assessments of supplies, status, and general upkeep of the space
  • Works 5-10 hours a week

Summary:

Leads the congregation in song at most university liturgies.

Requirements:

  • Must audition with the Director of Liturgy and Music.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • The ideal candidate will have adequate vocal and/or instrumental proficiency to execute contemporary Catholic repertoire, be capable of solo, duet and ensemble singing/playing, and will be able to demonstrate strong volunteer recruitment and organizational skills.
  • Days/times needed will include weekly liturgy and music planning meeting/Breaking Open the Word, Wednesday evening rehearsals, office hours/Music organizing, Sunday 6 & 9 pm Liturgies and rehearsals, and other days/time as needed
  • Recruit and maintain communication with choir members.
  • Follow up on Campus Ministry "data forms" and contact students who check "music."
  • Prepare binders and choir copies for Sunday rehearsals.
  • Compile and regularly update music ministry roster.
  • Keep ongoing record of music selected for liturgies.
  • Arrive at Mission Church 100+ minutes before the liturgy for rehearsal.
  • Prepare music for distribution to choir
  • Be aware when music inserts are required in addition to the song books
  • Assist Director in rehearsal as needed
  • Sing/cantor as needed and desired
  • Provide a graceful, hospitable presence in leading the congregation in prayer and song
  • Announce music selections in the same hospitable manner as demonstrated by Director
  • Instruct choir to return music in an orderly fashion to your liking
  • Return music and binders to the intern office in Campus Ministry
  • Assist Director in planning and presenting workshops for cantors and other music ministers
  • Plan and schedule social events for the music ministers

Summary:

Leads the congregation in song at most university liturgies.

Requirements:

  • Must audition with the Director of Liturgy and Music.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • The ideal candidate will have adequate vocal and/or instrumental proficiency to execute contemporary Catholic repertoire, be capable of solo, duet and ensemble singing/playing, and will be able to demonstrate strong volunteer recruitment and organizational skills.
  • Days/times needed will include weekly liturgy and music planning meeting/Breaking Open the Word, Wednesday evening rehearsals, office hours/Music organizing, Sunday 6 & 9 pm Liturgies and rehearsals, and other days/time as needed
  • Recruit and maintain communication with choir members.
  • Follow up on Campus Ministry "data forms" and contact students who check "music."
  • Prepare binders and choir copies for Sunday rehearsals.
  • Compile and regularly update music ministry roster.
  • Keep ongoing record of music selected for liturgies.
  • Arrive at Mission Church 100+ minutes before the liturgy for rehearsal.
  • Prepare music for distribution to choir
  • Be aware when music inserts are required in addition to the song books
  • Assist Director in rehearsal as needed
  • Sing/cantor as needed and desired
  • Provide a graceful, hospitable presence in leading the congregation in prayer and song
  • Announce music selections in the same hospitable manner as demonstrated by Director
  • Instruct choir to return music in an orderly fashion to your liking
  • Return music and binders to the intern office in Campus Ministry
  • Assist Director in planning and presenting workshops for cantors and other music ministers
  • Plan and schedule social events for the music ministers

Summary:

Coordinates those who proclaim the day's readings at the evening liturgies, as well as major university liturgies.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed description:

  • The ideal candidate will have clear public speaking skills and confidence in providing training and formation of student lectors, as well as be able to demonstrate strong volunteer recruitment and organizational skills.
  • Days/time needed will include Weekly Liturgy and Music Planning Meeting/Breaking Open the Word, Office Hours, Sunday 6 & 9 pm Liturgies and Lector preparation session, and other days/times as needed
  • Recruit, schedule, and maintain communication with Lectors.
  • Contact students who have expressed an interest in lectoring.
  • Prepare Readings for Liturgy Planning Meeting/Breaking Open the Word and for Sunday Liturgies.
  • Send out readings to Presiders and Lectors 2 WEEKS in advance.
  • Compile and regularly update Proclamation Ministers/Lectors Roster.
  • Arrive at Mission Church 45+ minutes before the Liturgy for Proclamation Ministers' Preparation Session.
  • Facilitate Preparation Session, offering feedback and constructive criticism/suggestions.
  • Walk Ministers through ritual movement( ie: Procession, Bowing, ascending the Ambo, Vocal Projection/Use of Microphone, Candle Lighting, Prayers of the Faithful).
  • Provide a graceful, hospitable presence in leading the Congregation in Word and Prayer.
  • Join Recessional Procession.
  • Attend Hospitality/Social following the 9pm Liturgy.
  • Assist the Director of Liturgy and Music in planning and presenting formation and training Sessions for Proclamation Ministers.
  • Plan and schedule social events for the Proclamation Ministers

Summary:

Coordinates and facilitates retreat experiences for Santa Clara students.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • Meet weekly with the Director of Retreats for business, and monthly for formation.
  • Assist in the publicity, marketing, and promotion of all retreats and days of reflection, including:
    • Search Retreats (Lead Spring Search)
    • First Year Retreat (Lead FYR in Oct.)
    • Ignatian Retreats
    • Relationships Retreat
    • Vocation Retreat
    • First Year Retreat Reunion and other reunion opportunities
  • Help with office jobs and any necessary work related to, but not limited to retreats, special events, etc.
  • Coordinate the registration process and communication with retreat participants.
  • Participate in the 5-day Ignatian Retreat in anticipation of assisting in the Spring Quarter Gift of Peace Retreat.
  • Help review retreat evaluations and assess retreat programs in conversation with the campus minister(s) and/or retreat leaders.
  • Maintain organization of all retreat supplies, pack supplies for each retreat, and help re-organize closet and intern office weekly.
  • Support other campus ministry programs and collaborate as necessary to assist days of reflection and retreats others are leading.

Summary:

Accompany students seeking to complete the sacraments of initiation within the Catholic Church (RCIA and Confirmation).

Requirements:

  • Must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic and demonstrate respect for other faith traditions.
  • Must be available for Lenten (Scrutinies) and Triduum liturgies in 2020 and the Rite of Election (First week of Lent 2020).
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 pounds and transport supplies as needed

Detailed Description:

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
    • If Intern is unfamiliar with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, s/he will commit to learning about the process through reading, workshops, classes and/or conversations with supervisor.
    • Summer beforehand:  Read through The Way of Faith and reflect on questions to be determined by supervisor; ongoing google doc
    • Meet on a weekly basis with the Campus Minister to plan RCIA group sessions (typically Monday/Tuesday evenings)
    • Participate in weekly “Breaking Open of the Word” (BOW) with liturgy interns.
    • Coordinate the Dismissal rite for Catechumens (including preparation, dismissal, and documenting notes after dismissal to support the Campus Minister in follow-up)
    • Meet with students in the RCIA process, as needed, on an individual basis.
    • Assist with Rites (dates/times will vary).
    • Assist with retreats for RCIA and Confirmation (TBD)
    • Help with formation of sponsors and neophytes (recently initiated students).
    • Assist with administrative details (information upkeep, poster boards)
    • Use of Social Media to assist in formation of catechumens and candidates

  • Sacrament of Confirmation
    • Provide administrative support throughout the year, especially spring quarter (baptism certificates, confirmation certificates, book recording on-site and at Saint Clare’s Parish, church of baptism memorandum)
    • Assist with the planning and facilitation of catechetical sessions (spring quarter, typically Sunday midafternoon)
    • Assist with the preparation of half-day Retreat
    • Assist with the rehearsal and hospitality (in collaboration with hospitality intern) of actual confirmation day
    • Assist in mystagogical reflection (last session)

  • Additional Responsibilities
    • Assist with publicity of various events outside of RCIA/Confirmation that are particular to and inclusive of Sacramental Formation, e.g. Taize, Reconciliation Services, Stations of the Cross
    • Assist with Prayer experiences and “Catholic Events”